A Severe Dental Fracture Requires First Aid While Seeking Professional Treatment

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A Severe Dental Fracture Requires First Aid While Seeking Professional Treatment

Dental accidents and oral trauma can come in several different forms. You are at even higher risk of tooth damage and dental fracture if you participate in a contact sport without wearing a high-quality mouthguard. If a severe dental fracture causes pain, you will need to seek quality first aid while you seek professional treatment at McBride Dental.

If the fractured tooth causes heightened sensitivity, even after the trauma has passed, it likely means the damage extends down into the pulp or root of the tooth. In a case like this, Dr. Michael McBride might need to perform a root canal to resolve the problem.

If the dental fracture has cleaved the tooth in half or shattered it severely, Dr. Michael McBride might advocate a total extraction. Once your gums have completely healed, he can help you understand your restoration options. The two most common methods of restoration are to either install a dental bridge or a dental implant.

If you’re lucky and the dental fracture is limited to just the tooth enamel, Dr. Michael McBride might be able to repair it with a standard filling. However, if too much tooth enamel has been damaged, then the best course of action might be to restore the tooth with a dental crown.

If you live in the San Marcos, California, area and you’ve suffered an oral trauma, you should not delay in calling 760-471-1003 to seek treatment at McBride Dental.

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